TA Explained: OTT and Digital Media Guidelines

We bring to you the major highlights of OTT and digital media guidelines released today by IB Ministry. As per the new guidelines, both digital media and OTT platforms will have to adhere to further disclosures & have a robust redressal mechanism. Rules are framed under section 87 (2) of the Information Technology Act, 2000 and in supersession of the earlier Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines) … Continue reading TA Explained: OTT and Digital Media Guidelines

Explained: Regulating OTTs and digital media in India

By Rishabh Shrivasatava What is OTT? OTT (Over-the-top) is a type of streaming service provided with the direct help of the internet. It bypasses the cable, satellite and broadcast-based traditional television platforms. It is the modern-day form of entertainment service. Examples of OTT are Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hotstar, ALTBalaji, JioTV, MX player, Voot and more. What’s the issue with OTTs and digital media platforms? So … Continue reading Explained: Regulating OTTs and digital media in India

Explained: Indian COVID-19 Vaccination Program

By Vidush Pandey Who grants approval and regulates the vaccine process in India? The Central Drug Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) is the apex body that regulates the approval of new drugs, vaccines, clinical trials, diagnostic tests, medical devices and issue licenses for commercial sale in India. New Drugs and Clinical Trials Rules 2019 govern the approval process of new drugs or vaccines. During the pandemic, … Continue reading Explained: Indian COVID-19 Vaccination Program

Explained: Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2020

By Gautam Kumar As farmers’ protest continues, the government on 30th December 2020 agreed to withdraw the Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2020 – one out of the four demands made by the farm unions. So far, the government and farm unions have met six times and very little progress has been made on the deadlock concerning the recently passed agri laws by the center. While the … Continue reading Explained: Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2020